Wenchuan ( Chinese р 汶川 , pinyin : Wènchuān ) is the county of Ngava-Tibet-Qiang Autonomous Region of Sichuan Province ( PRC ). The county government is located in Weizhou Village.
|County in the Ngava-Tibet-Qiang Autonomous Okrug|
|whale. Exercise 汶川 , Pinyin : Wènchuān|
|History and Geography|
The county is named after the Minjiang River. In ancient times, the hieroglyphs "Min" (岷) and "Wen" (汶) were read the same way, in addition, they were confused in the cursive, therefore the name of the river instead of the correct 岷江 was often written as 汶 江.
In 111 BC e. Myansa County (绵 虒 县) was formed here. Under the Western Han Empire, it was renamed Wenchuan. Subsequently, the county changed its name several times from Wenchuan to Myans and vice versa.
In 1950, the Maosian Special Region (茂县 专区) was created, and the county became part of it. In 1953, the Maosian Special Region was transformed into the Tibet Autonomous Region of Sichuan (四川省 藏族 自治区). In 1955, the Sikan Province was disbanded, and its territory was annexed to the Sichuan Province; since the Sikan province also had a Tibet Autonomous Region , the Tibet Autonomous Region of Sichuan was transformed into the Ngava-Tibet Autonomous Region (阿坝 藏族 自治州). In 1958, Wenchuan, Maoxian counties and part of Lixian County were merged into the Maowen-Qiang Autonomous County (茂 汶 羌族 自治县), but in 1963, Wenchuan County was recreated. In 1987, the Ngava-Tibet Autonomous Region was renamed the Ngava-Tibet-Qiang Autonomous Region.
On May 12, 2008, the county was at the epicenter of a devastating earthquake .
The county is divided into 8 villages and 4 volosts .
In Wenchuan County, there is the Volong Reserve , in which 150 large panda individuals live.
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- Wenchuan - information on the territory, population, and history of changes in the administrative-territorial division on the website 行政 区划 网(Chinese)